Interest in all things art deco reached a fever pitch earlier this year with the release of the film The Great Gatsby, but at London’s Claridge’s hotel, the glamorous style has been alive and well since it first appeared in the 1920s. Known for providing the quintessential British experience, Claridge’s serves up the opulence and luxury of days gone by to today’s traveler. Claridge’s new business lounge, The Map Room, falls right in step with the hotel’s reputation, providing the ultimate for the biz-savvy globe-trotter. The focal point of the Linley-designed lounge is a wall-sized walnut-and-Macassar marquetry-style world map that sets a sophisticated tone (it also inspired the lounge’s name). Other highlights include built-in, solid-wood bookcases that house a comprehensive Assouline library of art, fashion and design books, as well as handcrafted sofas and chairs designed with a nod to the golden age of travel and the seating used on the trans-Atlantic ocean liners and first-class train carriages of that period. The lounge, which offers complimentary iPads and laptops for guests, is accessible by room key 24/7 and is served by both the Claridge’s concierge team and the kitchen. Ideal for meetings, interviews or late-night, jet-lagged reading sessions, The Map Room raises the bar for international hotel lounges. Jay Gatsby would approve. www.claridges.co.uk